By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, May 12, the Alabama Constitution Party issued a statement pledging their full support of Chief Justice Roy Moore (R).
The Constitution Party said in a statement, “We recognize this assault on Chief Justice Moore is not just an attack on him personally but an attack on Christianity and our Creator. We in the Alabama Constitution Party pledge to Judge Moore our full support and our prayers.”
As stated in our party platform, no civil government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations, as affirmed by the 10th amendment; which delegated this responsibility to the people, as our founders understood the family as necessary to the general welfare.”
The conservative third party wrote, “We affirm the importance of Biblical scripture in the founders’ intent as eloquently stated by Noah Webster: “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitution and laws… All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts in the Bible.””
The Alabama Constitution Party explained, “The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. Government is instituted by God, therefore; no government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted. We are opposed to any judicial ruling or amendment to the US Constitution or any state constitution re-defining marriage with any definition other than the Biblical standard.”
An “I Stand With Judge Moore — for God, Marriage, and the Constitution” rally has been scheduled in Montgomery on Saturday, May 21st.
The group said in the announcement, “ It’s time to show up. It’s time to speak. It’s time to actually care enough to do something. Come to the Judicial Building (300 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery) on Saturday, May 21st, at 11:00 am. Join friends of Chief Justice Moore, churches, conservative organizations, and activists from across Alabama and the nation.”
The group wrote, “We can’t believe what’s unfolding before our eyes here in Alabama and across the nation. If you’ve ever wanted to be a voice for truth, for God, for marriage, for morality, for the Gospel, for your children and grandchildren, for the Constitution of the United States, and the laws of Alabama, this is your time. Chief Justice Moore has been a lone voice for God’s law and for a proper interpretation of the Constitution in the midst of those who hate both and now they’re trying to take him down.”
The Stand with Judge Moore group claimed that Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (the JIC — an appointed body) from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court because of his belief about marriage and his strict adherence to the rule of law.
The group said that the charges against the Chief Justice are, “Based on politically-motivated complaints fueled by homosexuals, humanists, and atheists, transvestites like Ambrosia Starling, and organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Human Rights Campaign, and Wiregrass Equality. It’s shameful. They have now filed charges to another appointed body, the Court of the Judiciary, headed by Judge Michael Joiner.”
On Friday, May 6, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) announced that it has filed ethics charges against the twice elected Chief Justice.
The charges are the result of judicial ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after the Chief Justice instructed state court judges to defy a federal court order and enforce the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The move by the JIC today sets up a trial in the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.
A defiant Chief Justice Roy Moore said in response, “The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the Administrative Orders of the Chief Justice of Alabama or the legal injunction of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The JIC has chosen to listen to people like Ambrosia Starling, a professed transvestite, and other gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, as well as organizations which support their agenda. We intend to fight this agenda vigorously and expect to prevail.”
Chief Justice Moore said, “We intend to fight this agenda vigorously and expect to prevail.”
The Alabama Constitution Party is presently seeking registered Alabama voters who will sign their petitions to get their President candidate Darrell Castle on the Alabama ballot.